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College Football Handicapping: Week 6
(2-2) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
NCAA Football Spread: Iowa -19
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have reached week six of the college football season with a full slate of games on Saturday.
One of those is Big Ten showdown at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.
Lovie Smith leads the Illinois Fighting Illini into town to try and pull an upset of the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes have won the last three games played between the two teams including a 28-0 victory last year.
Illinois Fighting Illini
It’s still hard to figure out how this Illinois Fighting Illini team is going to do this season even after four games because they have just been so inconsistent so far this year.
After winning the first two games against MAC competition they have been blown out the last couple of weeks by stiffer competition.
The last couple of weeks the defense or the offense haven’t been good, and that has led to the two really ugly defeats.
One of the biggest questions for the Fighting Illini is at the quarterback position. They have a couple of options on who to play there but neither of them have been very good so far this year.
Whoever is the starter this week is going to need to make smart decisions with the football. The Hawkeyes defense lives on the turnover so they can’t have any of those if they want to win this game.
On the other side of this match up is the Iowa Hawkeyes who started off the season winning the first three games.
The last two games however they have lost, although if they had a couple more plays go their way they could easily be 5-0 in this game.
Two weeks ago Penn State beat them on a touchdown pas as time expired, which if they wouldn’t got that touchdown the Hawkeyes would have won.
Last week against the Spartans the offense struggled early on and that hurt their chances. They ended up falling 17-10.
The one thing that has been good all season for the Hawkeyes has been the defense. So far this season they are only giving 19.2 points per game and 379 yards.
In this game the defense of course needs to play well and they will have opportunities to create turnovers, but this is a good game for the Hawkeyes to create some momentum on offense that they can hopefully carry on for the rest of the season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- ILL are 8-19 ATS in their last 27 road games.
- Under is 7-1 in IOWA last 8 games on fieldturf.
- IOWA are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 home games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- Favorite is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings.
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It’s hard to come into Iowa City and get a win, and it’s even harder when the offense hasn’t been great so far this year.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa -19
That is the problem that Illinois will be up against in this game. I think the Hawkeyes offense will have no issues in this game and that will lead to an easy victory by the home team that will send the home fans happy.
Week 6 Free Score Prediction: Iowa 31 – Illinois 10
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